Rep. Dusty Johnson weighs in on Biden Infrastructure Bill

Johnson calls the bill totally unnecessary for South Dakota's infrastructure, adding that the state has money remaining from both stimulus packages it has yet to spend.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — While 19 Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the Biden Infrastructure Bill last Friday, South Dakota’s Dusty Johnson voted against it.

Under the bill, South Dakota is slated to get over $2 billion for roads, bridges and broadband throughout the state.

Johnson calls the bill totally unnecessary for South Dakota’s infrastructure, adding that the state has money remaining from both stimulus packages it has yet to spend.

“We can spend within our means,” Rep. Johnson said. “With those less leftover dollars and the existing highway trust fund as we build in a bipartisan way to fund infrastructure in a more sustainable and a more responsible way.”

The bill now awaits President Biden’s signature.

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